[ pahl-suh ]
/ ˈpɑl sə /
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noun, plural pal·sen [pahl-suhn]. /ˈpɑl sən/. Geology.
a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and Arctic areas.
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Origin of palsa
First recorded in 1940–45; from German or directly from Swedish pals(e), from Finnish palsa “peat knob in a bog, hillock in the tundra,” from Sami
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How to use palsa in a sentence
On the very spot where Amr had reclined, he perceived a lotos-leaf and a palsa flower laid together.
A tree (palsa, the scarlet butea) bent down its branches and overshadowed her, and Buddha came forth.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie